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How to Help during Lockdown

By 1 Apr 2020May 11th, 2020No Comments

Updated 11 May 2020

There have been queries and discussion on social media about how people can aid those in need during lockdown as well as show appreciation for those who are assisting.

The CRA asks residents to say “Thank you” to all the medical workers, emergency service staff, the military, the police, the carers and all those workers in essential services who are working so hard to keep us safe by going out onto your balconies and into your gardens at 19:00 to clap, beat a drum and blow your vuvuzelas for a minute, to show your appreciation.


How to Help


Local Organisations


Fountain for the Thirsty

  • 2 local shelters still require various goods and volunteers to help with food preparation URGENTLY
  • God First Church shelter
      • for inquiries relating to the food roster contact Janet on 072 696 9676
      • 56 1st Ave West, Parktown North
  • Rosebank Union Church Shelter
      • for inquiries relating to the food roster contact Rozanne on 082 334 6266
      • Cnr William Nicol and St Andrews, Hurlingham
  • Fountain for the Thirsty would also greatly appreciate any monetary donations

Fountain For The Thirsty NPC


Business Cheque Account


Cresta 254-905

How you can help restaurants, bars and other small businesses during the lockdown

  • 28 April
  • Source

CRA community needs project

  • in collaboration with the Local Choice Pharmacy in the Colony and the e’Pap Foundation

Jana Du Plessis – Springbok Community Service Project

  • Jana is a 1st Craighall Scout who has undertaken to provide meals for 3 families in conjunction with Eden Angels for the duration of the lockdown period.
  • For more information or details of Eden Angels see
  • She will have a collection box at PnP Craighall on Saturday 18 April 2020 and would appreciate any donations of
      • Spaghetti
      • Macaroni
      • Lasagne sheets
      • Tastic Rice
      • Potatoes

Johannesburg Homelessness Network

  • require mattresses, plastic aprons and gas cylinders among other things
  • for information and offers of help and donations contact Mary on 0823951268

One Small Act of Kindness

  • require food and toiletries among other things
  • go to their Facebook page for more information
  • You can donate money to their Covid-19 relief project here

NOSH Food Rescue

  • go to their website for more information

Assisting refuse workers


Other Organisations


If you require assistance during this time, please contact

and someone from the Community Needs portfolio will be in touch.

We hope you all stay safe and healthy.


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